Seat Repair On A Jeep Wrangler YJ

This falls under you might be a redneck if your idea of repairing a seat in your car is a roll of duct tape. I was laughing when doing this “upgrade / fix.” At first I wasn’t going to post this, but we all need a good laugh from time to time.

The seats, particularly the driver’s seat, were ripped. The driver’s seat was also missing a lot of foam. Unfortunately there isn’t enough money in the $880 project budget to purchase new seats. The idea was to patch up the seats and cover them with an inexpensive seat cover. Here’s the cost breakdown:

Roll of Duct tape $5.00
Set of seat covers 35.00
Old towel 0
Total: $40.00

First thing to do was clean the seats with some water to make sure the duct tape had a good surface to adhere to.

Cleaning Jeep Seats With Water
Cleaning Jeep Seats With Water


The first layer of tape was used to reinforce the area of the seat that got the most wear.

Layer Used To Reinforce The Seat
Layer Used To Reinforce The Seat



Finished First Layer
Finished First Layer

The second layer on the seat was applied 90 degrees to the first making sure to overlap on to the sides of the seat.

Second Layer Of Duct Tape
Second Layer Of Duct Tape

The real redneckidness comes when I had to fill in the missing foam from the driver’s seat. Only thing handy, and free, was an old towel. This was cut into varying sized strips and inserted where foam used to be. The duct tape was enough to hold it in place.

Redneck Foam Replacement Material
Redneck Foam Replacement Material

Lastly, a new set of cheap seat covers were installed. I can’t have my pants potentially sticking to the duct tape.

New Seat Covers
New Seat Covers



Installed Seat Covers
Installed Seat Covers

Hope everyone else had a good laugh ; )

4 thoughts on “Seat Repair On A Jeep Wrangler YJ”

  1. Ha! i won a set of new seats.. sold them for $500.00 and did the same. but my repair included strapping the seat covers to the seats.. the other $460. went into new tirers.. well helped with it.lol

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